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Works by the Artist
Other Works(Health Balls and Disposable Bowls)
Other Works(85 °C Bakery Cafe Cake and Noodles)
Other Works(Oolong Tea)
Other Works(Yushan)
Other Works(The Garden of Eden)
Other Works(The Tongue of the Wise)
Other Works(Feasting Yet Watchful)
Other Works(Fresh Formosan Fruits)
Other Works(Shabu-Shabu)
Other Works(The Harvest Season)
Other Works(Pineapple Flowers and Taiwan Fruits)
Other Works(Love of God)
Other Works(Pride and Vainglory)
Other Works(Meinong Ph.D. Scholar's Feast)
Other Works(Wanhua Herb Alley)
Other Works(Food Hygiene Regulations)
Five New Senses
HO Huey-Chih
NO. 20130066
Year 2007
Max Size
104.9 x 130.5 x 6 cm
Oil on canvas
Leased out
Artwork Appreciation
Artist HO Huey-Chih is adept at creating still lives with exquisite, complex brushstrokes, seeking subjects from everyday objects and food common in Taiwan and arranging them on the canvas. This sumptuous spread evokes visual delight and gives the viewer the sense of a bountiful feast. In Five New Senses, she presents objects symbolizing the five senses: the mirror symbolizes sight, the peaches denote taste, the flowers signify smell, the chessboard represents touch, and the flute stands for hearing. The candle hints at the passage of time, and the short lifetime of the flowers and fruit is a metaphor for the impermanence of the world. Through the metaphors of ordinary items, the artist laments time’s passage and the world’s impermanence, presenting an unconventional message about life.